The “I AM HOSTOS” campaign during the celebration of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s 45th Anniversary in 2013 provided the inspiration for a special book profiling 45 individuals who have helped to make this college the remarkable institution it is today.
This was the first year for the competition, which was created to recognize outstanding communication, marketing and advertising initiatives at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. More than 700 entries were judged by a panel of design and education marketing professionals, and Hostos was in competition with those submitted by similarly-sized two year colleges. Selection criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.
As Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez states in the preface to this book, “Our own stories, along with those of so many others, help tell the 45-year history of this proud college. Here are 45 authentic voices that give meaning to the phrase ‘I AM HOSTOS.’” We are gratified and honored that the judges agreed.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique “Student Success Coaching Unit” provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and five certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.